Lilia Leutenegger (Chepikova) was born in Russia in 1985. She started to play the violin at 5 years old. In 1999, she entered the Moscow Central Music School. In 2003, Lilia continued her musical education at the Moscow State Conservatory where she was awarded a Master's degree. In 2008, Lilia moved to Tampere, Finland to study at the Turun Amattikorkeakoulu (Turku University of Applied Sciences) with Alexander Vinnitsky.
Since 2009, Lilia has been in Switzerland. She studied at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève with Professor Sergey Ostrovsky and in 2011, entered HEMU in Lausanne with Prof. Gyula Stuller and later with Pierre Amoyal. During the 2014/2015 academic year Lilia has been studying with Madame Barbara Doll at the Hochshule der Künste Bern. Now Lilia Leutenegger lives in Lausanne.